Blue Valley Increases Upload Speeds


Home, Kan. – Monday, July 24, 2017 – Blue Valley Tele-Communications (BVTC) recently increased cable internet upload speeds in Frankfort, Hanover, Marysville, Washington, and Waterville. On average, customers will notice upload speeds double to what they currently had. This was completed at no additional cost to customers.

What this means is customers will now be able to upload information to the internet faster. For example, pictures will be uploaded to Facebook or other social media sites twice as fast as before. “We are always looking for ways to improve our customers’ experience. Increasing the upload speeds without increasing the cost is just one of the ways we stand out from our competition,” said John Smith, operations manager. “We exist because of our customers and want to make sure they know their satisfaction is our main priority.”

Customers with questions are encouraged to call BVTC at 877-876-1228 or email

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.